Dr. James Olufowote is an associate professor of Communication at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and an adjunct of the Department of International and Area Studies at OU. His research, which is focused on Health Communication, intersects with different fields such as organizational communication, public health, and intercultural/international communication. In recent research, he has focused on (a) physician preparation and practice of ethical communication and (b) the discourses and collaborations of faith-based and non-governmental organizations during public health crises (e.g., HIV/AIDS prevention and polio eradication in sub-Saharan Africa).
Olufowote’s research is published in journals including Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Western Journal of Communication, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
Olufowote teaches undergraduate and graduate courses such as Health Communication, Communication and Public Health, and Communication in Health Organizations.
After graduating with his degree from Ithaca College, he earned a master's degree in Organizational Communication from Michigan State and a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University.